Associate Account Director, Integrated Communications

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Job Description


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Integrated Communications Specialist to join our strategic communications advisory firm. This role requires a dynamic individual who can effectively manage clients, build strong relationships, and deliver impactful integrated communication solutions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead day-to-day client interactions, providing strategic support and overseeing the execution of integrated communication strategies, plans and deliverables.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive communication strategies that align with client objectives and deliver positive outcomes.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to clients, offering expert guidance on communication best practices, trends, and opportunities.
  • Manage client accounts, ensuring high-quality deliverables, on-time project delivery, and adherence to budget constraints
  • Oversee media relations efforts, including pitching stories, securing media coverage, and monitoring press mentions.
  • Analyze campaign performance metrics and provide data-driven insights and recommendations for optimization.
  • Stay updated of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in integrated communications, and share knowledge with the team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or equivalent.
  • Excellent English communications skills, with agency experience in the UAE.
  • Proven track record of successful account management and client servicing.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to develop and execute effective communication plans and strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling messages tailored to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative thinker with a passion for storytelling.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with clients, colleagues, and external partners.
  • Knowledge of UAE media landscape and cultural nuances.

Work Conditions:

  • Travel may be required
  • Must reside in Dubai or be willing to relocate
  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations


About APCO

APCO is a global advisory and advocacy firm helping leading corporations, foundations and governments navigate a complex world and create lasting impact.  

Founded in 1984, with one woman’s vision and bold action, APCO has grown into an independent, majority women-owned firm of more than 1,200 employees with work spanning 80 markets around the world. 

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO is comprised of strategic advisers, consultants and creators, working together across borders and functions, to provide services and expertise on financial, competitive, political and societal issues.  

APCO is a trusted partner to bold purpose-led leaders, lawmakers, government officials, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders in the health, energy, technology, transportation & infrastructure and food & consumer products sectors. For 40 years, the firm has provided public affairs, crisis & reputation, impact, corporate reputation and global solutions services.  

APCO is renowned for its ability to champion clients’ interests and permission to operate, build their reputation and strengthen their standing. APCO’s integrated approach and team of tenacious and empathic talent create connections and winning strategies that accelerate progress and deepen impact. 

By bringing diverse people and ideas together, and working beyond traditional boundaries, APCO builds the un/common ground upon which progress is made.